Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Vegan Rosewater Pistachio Cupcake with Velvet Vanilla Frosting

This recipe comes from the book called "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World", the book just arrived last week. I modified a bit as I did not have any soy yogurt. Even though I already knew how to bake vagan cupcakes, I enjoy this book very much. I brought it with me to my boyfriend's aunt's cottage one weekend, and read through the whole thing by the lake! There are a lot of mouth-watering beautiful cupcakes introduced in this small book. The frosting is also from the book, I find the process was very interesting. It is sort of like, first you prepare eggless custard and then beat with butter(vegan, of course!) and sugar. Surprisingly, it works. The great thing about this is that it is less sweet, has larger volume, and super creamy.

I don't know what happened but the cake did not rise enough. :(
Anyway, the rosewater & pistachio combo gives a special romantic flavor, perfect for a small cake like this.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Vegan Raisins Cupcake

This reminded me of the steamed cupcakes I had when I was small.
Very simple, but I loved them. There weren't many fancy sweets out there that time.

I added 1 Tbsp rum, to give some flavor. But this could've been 2 Tbsp.
I'm a little self conscious on my waist these days. I love my yoga pants for its amazing stretchyness and comfyness. I get used to this over the weekend, then when Monday comes, all my jeans feel too tight, I hate this.

So, sadly, I'm skipping the frosting to cut down some calories.